So as not to be forever labelled a "vile fiend" by Happy Wombat Boy, here is the recipe for the muffin featured in the previous post. Incidentally, I ate the last one before bedtime last night.
Buy the cookbook. It's very good!
Chocolate cinnamon cream cheese muffins
from 500 Best Muffin Recipes by Esther Brody
1/2 cup softened butter or margarine
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup melted semi-sweet chocolate chips
4 oz cream cheese, cut up (little cubes are good)
2 tbsp granulated sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
-Preheat oven to 375 F
-Muffin tin, greased or paper-lined
1. In a large mixer bowl, beat together butter, sugar, baking powder and salt until pale and fluffy. Beat in eggs.
2. In another bowl, mix together flour and cinnamon. Slowly stir into butter mixture alternately with buttermilk just until moistened and blended. Do not overmix. Fold in melted chocolate just until blended.
3. Spoon batter into prepared muffin tin, filling cups two-thirds full. Press pieces of cream cheese into top of batter in each cup. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes.